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Old 10-21-2003, 19:58   #1 (permalink)
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Had to replace my exhaust the other day courtesy of a sharp speed bump.

Couldn't find one at a wrecker to had to fork out $220 to get a muffler joint to do it. After the bloke spending 20 minutes trying to sell me a sports exhaust, which wasn't available for the Fairlane, he finally got down and did the job. Unfortunately the car's been missing ever since (as in engine wise, not dissappeared) and I haven't had the chance to look at it.

I trust mechanics/automotive industry people (apologies to any trustworthy ones that are reading this) about as much as I trust doctors.

Who invented speed bumps anyway?
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Old 10-21-2003, 20:00   #2 (permalink)
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damn :/
thats a shame.
i hate speed humps, i'm sick of hearing my sub box go falling all around the boot
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Old 10-21-2003, 20:03   #3 (permalink)
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You should try some good quality self adhesive velcro. That should keep the sub in the one place! Either that or contract a bulldozer and flatten the speed bump...
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Old 10-22-2003, 03:30   #4 (permalink)
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Speed humps are definitely a curse. Even my car has been known to scrape and it's not low at all.

About the missing, it could be an O2 sensor or something? I don't know.
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Ouch that really bites, i hate speed bumps, ll they seem to do for me is encourage me to go over them quick, i mean why are they called SPEED HUMPS.
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my dad's econovan can take speed humps at 60 and its actually more confortable than at 10. truck suspension and tires have their uses :)
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yeah smoke, i dont think i've ever seen you go over a speed hump any slower than 70.
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i've taken speed humps at about 60-70
and this was after my car had XR springs
some of them i actualy notice less if i go faster over them
most i just try to take slow though now
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Speed humps are fun!
Can you say burnout? hehehe



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yeah, its pretty fun to drop a hell of a patch taking off after slowing down for a speed hump.
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